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Highlandtown Murals and Painted Screens

2 reviewsBaltimore, United States

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Experience hosted by Liz

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our meeting point will be a local coffee/ice cream shop, with an innovative approach to ice cream! We will walk to many points of interest, including murals, arts organizations, public art sculptures, as well as a local restaurants which have been around for 100 years. This tour will reveal the tightly knit fabric of this working class community in which these murals went up. Located at the edge of Greektown, this town was founded by a single man who was asked to create this town by the mayor of Baltimore, to which he dragged his boat to the top of the centrally located hill and began this strange quest of settling the land to the east of Baltimore. We will learn about the major players behind the mural art pieces and the movements which aided in their funding. Tour goers will understand the components involved in putting a mural up, as well as the questionable legalities.
We will also delve into the history of ‘painted screens’ a community art form specific to Highland town. It originated here and is sustained through this community.
Our meeting point will be a local coffee/ice cream shop, with an innovative approach to ice cream! We will walk to many points of interest, including murals, arts organizations, public art sculptures, as well as a local restaurants which have been around for 100 years. This tour will reveal the tightly knit fabric of this working class community in which these murals went up. Located at the edge of Greektown, this town was founded by a single man…

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Sun, Oct 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Sat, Oct 31
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Sat, Nov 7
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Liz

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hello! I’m Liz and welcome to Bmore! My love affair with the art of Bawl-mer (Baltimore) started 15 years ago when I transplanted here from Michigan. The artistically inclined daughter of a professional illustrator, I was immediately taken with the arts hub of station north. Living here, I was able to witness firsthand the birth of these astounding murals. Professional hip hop choreographer, teaching artist in west baltimore and a grad student at Maryland Institute College of Art (a top-ten art school) uniquely qualifies me to share about how public art revitalizes a city and enriches us all.
Hello! I’m Liz and welcome to Bmore! My love affair with the art of Bawl-mer (Baltimore) started 15 years ago when I transplanted here from Michigan. The artistically inclined daughter of a professional illustrator, I was immediately taken with the arts hub of station north. Living here, I was able to witness firsthand the birth of these astounding murals. Professional hip hop choreographer, teaching artist in west baltimore and a grad student at Maryland Institute College of Art (a top-ten art…
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Where you'll be

For our tour, we will meet at a local coffee shop, with free street parking available outside, beware of meters. Please be sure to pay for parking for 2.5 hours, just in case. Feel free to arrive early to caffeinate and grab a bite if you like. There are two ice cream shops within a block of the cafe. After guests have checked in, we will explore multiple styles of street art, while also learning the history of this historic urban landscape.

2 reviews

Shane
October 2020
Liz is a wonderful tour guide and with her having artist insight and knowledge it added to the presentation of the murals we visited! I was happy that the tour was booked and we got to explore the Highlands section of Baltimore..very cool area and the murals stand out! If I visit Baltimore I will sign up to take her tours of other neighborhoods in Baltimore!
Liz is a wonderful tour guide and with her having artist insight and knowledge it added to the presentation of the murals we visited! I was happy that the tour was booked and we g…
Kelly
September 2020
Liz’s mural tour was amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable about Baltimore and the artists. She kept us engaged the entire time and exposed us to a part of the city that I would have never known about. I will check out her other tours as well!!
Liz’s mural tour was amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable about Baltimore and the artists. She kept us engaged the entire time and exposed us to a part of the city that I would…

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  • Sun, Oct 25
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Nov 7
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Nov 14
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Nov 21
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $35 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

This walk can be a bit warm due to lack of trees on this tour. Dress smart with clothing that breathes and be sure you can remove layers. Sunglasses, fans, hats, ice water, gatorade can greatly aid in the comfort during certain weather. Also consider grabbing ice cream at a nearby shop to cool off.

What to bring

bottle of water

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